Homestead Honey Shares Elderberry Syrup Recipe Using Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Honey

Columbia, MO — On her blog Homestead Honey, Teri recently shared her recipe for making Elderberry Syrup using raw honey from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company.

“One of my favorite plant medicines, reported to be an immune booster and cold and flu remedy, is Elderberry (Sambucus nigra),” says Teri. “With help from Ella, I made a batch of Elderberry-Echinacea Syrup to drink as an immune booster, and to have on hand should my family gets sick.”

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About Teri

In October, 2012 Teri, along with her husband and two children, packed up their Oregon homestead of 13 years and moved to Northeast Missouri, where they are building a radical homestead on 10 acres of raw land. They are creating and cultivating organic gardens and planting food forests while they build an off-grid, 350 square foot home.

Their decision to move to Missouri and start another homestead from scratch was not an easy one, but it came from a strong desire to live in close community with friends, to own a piece of land on which they can grow their own food and live in harmony with nature, and most importantly, to live simply and without debt, so they can spend more time as a family, doing what they love.

Teri loves gardening, raising animals, knitting, reading, Waldorf Education, musical theater, dance, backpacking, and spending time with her Homestead Husband and their two little ones, ages 3 and 6. Teri hopes that in writing about these things, sharing tools, information, and resources, it will inspire others to have radical, abundant, and creative homes as well.


The Forest Feast Reviews Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company

San Francisco, CA — On her blog The Forest Feast, Erin recently reviewed 100% Pure Beeswax Candles from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company.

“I have been trying to keep things more “all-natural” around the house, so I like that these candles don’t give off any toxic fumes when burned. Plus, they have a lovely subtle scent of honey,” said Erin.

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About Erin

Erin worked for many years as a food photographer in New York City, shooting for cookbooks, magazines, top chefs and restaurants, The New York Times Dining section, and The James Beard Foundation. She also has an MFA in photography from SVA and taught photography to college students at The Fashion Institute of Technology for 4 years.

In the summer of 2011, her husband Jonathan’s new job prompted a move to Northern California (just south of San Francisco) where they found a lovely cabin in the woods.

Inspired by local, seasonal ingredients in her weekly CSA box, she creates “photographic recipe illustrations” that are mostly vegetarian and laid out visually. Erin hopes to inspire healthy recipe ideas anyone can make – dishes that are easy enough after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party.

In addition to her blog, Forest Feast, Erin also blogs for Better Homes and Gardens, just finished her first cookbook, The Forest Feast, which will be published by Abrams (April 2014), and works as a freelance food photographer.

Mommy Ramblings Reviews Mohawk Valley Trading Company Maple Syrup and Hosts a Giveaway

Callicoon Center, NY — On her blog Mommy Ramblings, Carolyn recently reviewed maple syrup from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, she’s holding a giveaway for one 16 oz. glass bottle of Grade A, Robust, Dark, Pure Maple Syrup.

“We tried this syrup and my husband and I immediately agreed it had to be the best maple syrup we had ever tasted.” said Carolyn. “It has a great rich flavor with just the right amount of sweet to pour on French Toast, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, yogurt or whatever you like to pour it on!”

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About Carolyn

Carolyn is a married mother of five amazing and unique children; 2 young adults, 1 teenager and 2 toddlers. She has a love for photography and has a studio in her home. She feels blessed to be able to experience babyhood all over again with her youngest two children. “Not many people get to do that, and I am so very thankful for the wonderful blessings that God has given me,” says Carolyn.

Carolyn has expanded her blog by adding a guest mommy blogger, Molly, who does mostly cloth diapering reviews. Molly is a married mom of three boys, 4, 2, and 7 months. Carolyn’s goal with this expansion is to review more, and a greater variety of products that her blog readers are interested in.

Raw Honey Review and Giveaway by Spring Mountain Living

Bruce Crossing, MI — On her blog Spring Mountain Living, Krystyna recently reviewed three varieties of Raw Honey and Comb honey from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, she is holding a giveaway for one jar each of Raw Buckwheat Honey, Raw Tulip Poplar-Black Locust Honey, and Raw Adirondack Wildflower Honey.

“Each flavor I tried had its own tempting and unique flavors. The Raw Tulip-Poplar Black-Locust had a flavor all its own, with a hint of an orange cream aftertaste,” says Krystyna. “The comb honey not only makes a wondefully sweet treat alone, but tastes great eaten on warm bread or cake.”

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About Krystyna

Marine Corps Veteran and homeschooling mother of two active boys, Krystyna stays busy helping her husband (and best friend!) with the daily demands of life on the farm. With a family to nurture, food to grow and preserve and animals to raise, there is never a dull moment in her life.

In addition to her green living addiction, Krystyna has a big heart for working animals. After surviving brain surgery in 2009, she was matched with her service dog, Murphy. Trained for stability and seizure detection, Murphy is an indispensable addition to Krystyna’s life.

Spring Mountain Living is striving to become a fully self-sufficient homestead. In the process of meeting their goal, they plan to pass along what they learn to others who are trying to live a similar lifestyle. They strive to live as “green” as possible, and as thrifty as they are able.

Maple Syrup Review and Giveaway by Five Little Homesteaders

Phoenix, AZ — On her blog Five Little Homesteaders, Colleen recently reviewed Maple Syrup from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, she’s holding a giveaway for one 32 oz. glass bottle of Grade A, Robust, Dark, Pure Maple Syrup.

“I wasted so many good years where I could have been eating maple syrup… but instead, I ate “table syrup” aka high fructose syrup aka YUCK,” says Colleen. “Maple syrup is where it’s at. Give it a shot and I promise, it won’t disappoint.”

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About the Five Little Homesteaders

Five Little Homesteaders tells the story of Colleen and her husband’s urban homesteading adventures with their various chickens and three, young children. They hope to inspire people to challenge the mainstream way of thinking about food production, consumption, health sustainability, and self sufficiency.

They live in the heart of downtown Phoenix, on a .15 acre lot and their goals as urban homesteaders are to produce as much of their own food as possible, teach and show their children about where our food comes from, be good stewards of the earth, cook mostly from scratch, using whole food ingredients, prepare themselves to be as self sufficient as possible, and simplify their daily lives through less screen time, more togetherness and less “stuff.”

Pure Beeswax Candles Review and Giveaway by Gathering My Roses

Savannah, GA — On her blog Gathering My Roses, Terri recently reviewed 100% Pure Beeswax Candles from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company. In addition, she’s holding a giveaway for an assortment of beeswax candles. The candle bundle includes; one 2” x 6” 100% pure beeswax pillar candle, two 100% pure beeswax votive candles, two 100% pure beeswax taper candles, six 100% pure beeswax tea light candles, and twelve 100% pure beeswax birthday candles.

“No one wants to try to pry dried wax from a nice table cloth! Guess what? There were *NO* drips! None!” says Terri. “And after the candles were blown out… no soot, no lingering smoke, and best of all, no worries!”

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About Terri

Terri is a Social Media Consultant, Brand Influencer, Product Reviewer, Blogger, Historian, proud Mom of two amazing daughters and Wife to the best husband on earth.

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